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186 boxes ready to be delivered to the Salvation Army Hall. These boxes are filled with items such as tissues, hats and gloves which will be given out to the homeless over Christmas.

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Dorset Echo: Former Dean Park Cricket Pavilion Transformed As Training Venue

A FORMER cricket pavilion with a spectacular view of Bournemouth’s old Dean Park ground has been reopened as a venue for training and conferences.

Dean Park Training will be both a base for coaching people who work in early years education and a venue for hire to businesses.

The business has been set up by Dean Park Day Nursery and Park School, which bought the former Dorset and Hampshire cricket ground in 2014.

The pavilion, which has been out of use since the 1980s and was boarded up, looks out over 6.5 acres of sports fields. It has been refurbished and renamed the Gallery, which can accommodate around 40 people with its main venue plus breakout rooms.

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Dean Park’s Historic Cricket Gallery Restored And Revived

Dean Park Training, the new start-up venture in association with Dean Park Day Nursery and Park School, is proud to announce the launch of the Gallery at Cooper Dean Pavilion.

DPT will deliver inspirational bespoke training and exclusive meeting and conference space in the newly refurbished Gallery at the Cooper Dean Pavilion on the Dean Park grounds.

This unique and historic room looks out over the spacious 6.5 acres of former Dorset and Hampshire cricket ground which has hosted players like WG Grace, Prince Ranjitsinhji and Prince Philip.  Following sensitive restoration, the Gallery is open again for the first time in over two decades and the team at DPT invite Park School and Park School Nursery parents alongside educators and local businesses for a celebratory glass of Prosecco to welcome a new stage in our building’s history.

Cavendish Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RB

6pm – 8pm on Thursday 17th October 2019

Open house with a chance to explore Dean Park Day Nursery

Presentation by Kelly Yates at 6.30pm followed by ribbon cutting by

Councillor Sandra Moore, Children and Families (BCP Council)

Dean Park Training is a small but dedicated outfit committed to delivering exceptional training and inspiring the Early Years workforce to support the children of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset.

We offer bespoke training packages, CPD series and one-off training as full days, half days or twilight sessions to inspire, support and develop practice across all aspects of Early Years.

Our training is lead by Kelly Yates, a versatile professional with 20 years of experience teaching in the Early Years and Primary sectors.  A highly qualified Early Years Practitioner, currently Director and Nursery Manager at Dean Park Day Nursery, Kelly worked for 6 years with Children Centres around Bournemouth and Poole and, as a School Improvement specialist, became the Early Years Advisor for Bournemouth Council. 

The Gallery at Dean Park also provides a conveniently located meeting and conference space for hire to local businesses, featuring modern facilities set in beautiful leafy and characterful surroundings.  Opportunities to inspire and motivate your teams with a training or away day and develop your business strategy in an exclusive use environment supported by top quality catering, breakout rooms and facilities.

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Exciting Developments at Park School

Reception Garden:

During the Summer holidays we have been busy enhancing our current outdoor provision around our Reception classrooms. The area has been designed to create an exciting and new learning environment for our Reception pupils and this will provide a stimulating and inspiring area for outdoor play. Phase one has seen the arrival of new outdoor resources; developing areas for creative and imaginative play as well as fine and gross motor skills, whilst learning about nature. Further exciting developments are planned for the year ahead.


We are committed to developing our ICT curriculum to equip our pupils with skills for the future. This commitment has been demonstrated through an IT spend of over £90K during the last academic year, culminating over the Summer holiday with the replacement of all the computers in the ICT suite and various upgrades of classroom technology and infrastructure.

New Lunch Menus:

This term we are refreshing our lunch menu once again and this will see the return of some real favourites as well as some tasty new recipes; do take a look at the menu board each week!

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Park School Excels In ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection

Inspectors did not make any recommendations for areas in which the School might improve. 
We’re delighted to announce the results of Park School’s exceptionally successful ISI Compliance Inspection. Both the school and nursery have met all the criteria set out in the Independent School Standards Regulations and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The Inspectors visited Park on 23 and 24 May to undertake a full Compliance Inspection. They observed every aspect of School life including analysing the curriculum, observing lessons, chatting to pupils both generally and over lunch and interviewing pupils throughout the School. They also attended after-school clubs and held discussions with staff, with members of the Senior Leadership Team and with the School Board. Additionally, they analysed all parental and pupil feedback.

The inspector’s feedback was excellent across all areas of the School. During the two-day visit the School was assessed against 450 Primary School Standards and more than 70 EYFS standards in 8 different categories. These categories are listed below:

1. Quality of education provided
2. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
3. Welfare, health and safety of pupils
4. Suitability of staff, supply staff, and proprietors
5. Premises of and accommodation at schools
6. Provision of information
7. Manner in which complaints are handled
8. Quality of leadership in and management of schools

The School is judged to actively promote the well-being of pupils, and in relation to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, enables pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Commenting on Park School’s successful inspection, Headteacher Melanie Dowler said: “I am delighted that every standard has been met. The hard work of everyone in the School and Nursery has been acknowledged in this thorough inspection process and report. It is only by the whole School community working together that we can ensure all the children in our care receive the best educational opportunities. Opportunities which enable each individual to be the very best they can be.

“I am extremely proud that the School’s achievements to date have been acknowledged and am excited that our future plans are going to be developed on a strong foundation.”

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